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Ge spacemaker model # jvm16505ho1 won't stay running

I reprogramed clock/date, put some chicken in, and hit express cook for 1 min, after it ran for aprox. 3 to 4 sec. it would shut off, then I kept repeteing the proceedure, with no sucess.

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I have the same problem. It was/is a wiring issue behind the key pad. I unplugged the microwave and took the vent and key pad covers off - heed all warnings. Using leather gloves and needle-noze pliers, I removed the wire ties and reposition the wires. I also checked the plastic connectors for looseness. It's currently working, but for how long who knows. Mine is 3+ years old. I will never by another GE product.

I suggest you don't tackle yourself as the capacitor can hold thousands of volts even w/ the unit unplugged. Be careful.

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So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and please do not leave it running unattended.

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you would like to have us do this repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your model number) for more information & help.

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